on power on...
When the on button is pressed, do the lights dim for a few seconds?
20,000 CPUs. If 1 CPU takes up 3 cubic inches -- you have to count the fan on top of the CPU. 20,000 x 3 = 60,000 cubic inches or a box a little over 39 inches in length of just pure CPUs. A 1 gig memory stick is about 5 inches long. Assume 5 inches x 20,000 = 100,000 inches of memory -- or 8,333.33 feet of memory. I hope they have a long building to put this machine :) I can just imagine, where the heck do I plug in my USB device?
If Matlab (a software for mathematical calculations) costs $1,900 per CPU, the unexpected expense of the software will be 38,000,000 -- I hope they use Octave (the open source alternative).
I can see it now. 20,000 CPUs waiting for a 7200 RPM hard drive to spin up....UGH!!! Blocked on I/O again!
Imagine writing the code that accidently deadlocked 20,000 CPUs and getting your name in the Guiness Book of World Records!!! You could be fired and famous on the same day!!!
Imagine trying to find the bad (CPU, memory stick, etc) -- talk about a possible NIGHTMARE!!!
Imagine booting .... KERNEL PANIC....dialing Kernelpanic.org --- "Hello, is this kernelpanic.org? .... I have a problem I hope you can help me...."
When will this computing power reside in my handheld?